Venice Architecture Biennale: here are more designs for villas at the Next-Gene 20 project in Taiwan, which will feature 20 homes designed by Taiwanese and international architects. Above: Radix House by Shu-Chang Kung More info and images in our earlier story. Above: Ridge House by Hailim Suh The project was launched in Venice during the architecture biennale last week. Above: FlexiVilla by Tos..
Young Spanish architects CrystalZoo have designed an extension to the Seu University of La Nucia, an external site of the University of Alicante in La Nucia, Spain. The two-storey extension wraps around one wing of the existing college building and includes a new reception area and cafeteria. Photographs by Guillermo Luijk and Crystalzoo Studio. The following text is from the architects: – Seu..
An exterior view of the new California Academy of Sciences designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano.Nicolai Ouroussoff writes: "If you want reaffirmation that human history is an upward spiral rather than a descent into darkness, head to the new California Academy of Sciences, in Golden Gate Park, which opens on Saturday." "Designed by Mr. Piano on the site of the academy’s demolished home,..
Architect: Alberto Mozo Collaborators: Francisca Cifuentes, Mauricio Leal, Luis Fernandez Location: Suecia & Bilbao, Providencia, Santiago, Chile Client: Nicolas Moens de Hase Site Area: 1654 sqm Constructed Area: 623 sqm Project Year: 2006 Construction Year: 2007 Structure Ingeneer: Juan Lopez Ingeneers Electric project: Gaston Villarroel Services: Jaime Uribe Structure: Arauco & Constructora..
Careyjones architects and Jefferson Sheard Architects have completed Soundhouse, a rubber-clad music studio designed for the University of Sheffield. “The overall aesthetic of the black rubber quilt is intended as a literal translation of the need to acoustically contain the building’s use,” explains Mike Harris of Careyjones. The three-storey building is covered with four 14 x 8 m rubber shee..
Architect: Sami Rintala Landscape Architects: Eedo Space Architectural Design, Seul, Republic of Korea Location: Anyang Park, Anyang, Seul, Republic of Korea Materials: Steel, Wood, Concrete, Gravel, Glass Construction: October-December 2005 Finish: January 2006 Constructed Area: 72sqm Client: Anyang City / Public Art Project Collaborators: John Roger Holte, Artist, Norway; Finnforest, Wood Ph..
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD DESIGN STUDIOS IN BATTERSEA, LONDON. DESIGNED BY ANARCHITECT LTD. Planning permission obtained Summer 2007 Starts on site Winter 2008 Due for completion Fall 2009 Existing building 950 sqm, new building 676 sqm Materials are lacquered copper LAV cladding, sustainable timber, ceramics, Omnidec, glass, steel & traditial Victorian railings. Structural engineers are Packman Lucas. ..
Architects: Fiona Winzar Architects Location: South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia Client: Joanne Higginson Project year: 2007 Builder: Third Pig Constructions Pty Ltd. Photographs: Emma Cross Context and Core Ideas Turning this tight and difficult inner city site into a home for a family of five is an important contribution to contemporary and sustainable design practice, where issues of energy ..
The Limes Hotel by Argentinian designer Alexander Lotersztain opened at the end of last month in Brisbane, Australia. The hotel incorporates a roof-top bar and cinema and is the first Australian hotel to join the Design Hotels organisation. Here’s some info from the hotel: – First Australian member of Design Hotels opens Designed by award-winning designer, Alexander Lotersztain, the first Aust..